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The Breakdown

On this page, you will find everything you need to fully enjoy the newest podcast revolution, Live from the ManCave!!! For each bi-monthly Episode, we will post the Podcast and Bonus Features. Here's what they mean:

Podcast: The actual Episodes can be played or downloaded directly from these posts. Also included is a short synopsis and a "jacket photo."

Bonus Features: These posts contain links to interesting video, audio, articles, etc., that we referenced in, or are relevant to, the Episode.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Episode Beta: Director's Notes


Below are the start times for each chapter of this Episode, in case you want to skip to a particular part of the show…but why would you want to miss any of it?  Nah, you don’t want to miss any of this podcast gold…let’s just say you need to know these times in case you want to pick up where you left off before…assuming you were even able to pull yourself away from these pleasures of the ear.

·         Act 1: “Get Excited” for this Intro, Beer of the Show (Pabst Blue Ribbon), Beta Resolutions & the introduction of the Grog!

·         Act 2 (14:31): The fellas discuss Serious Jest’s issues with rage.  Also, Current Events!

·         Act 3 (1:29:54): Last Episode’s Recommendations Discussed & Rated (with Spoilers) (1:30:18-2:50:13): Bridesmaids (1:30:47-1:50:29), Spartacus (1:50:30-2:30:19), Pi (2:30:20-2:50:00); ManCave Movie Rating System Explained (1:31:05).

·         Act 4 (2:50:38): Watch that $#*%! (2:51:00): Primer (2:53:03), Too Big to Fail (2:55:44), The Next 3 Days (2:58:43); and Closing Remarks/Website Info (3:02:02).

Friday, August 26, 2011

Episode Beta - It Will Continue

You can now check out “Live from the ManCave!!!” via Stitcher Radio and iTunes (Don’t forget to rate us 5 stars)!

Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!" The overwhelmingly positive response to our bare bones and childish approach in Episode Zero made us feel compelled to release another blast from the past. After digging through our proverbial 'crates', we found Episode Beta hiding in a corner. We felt that giving it a cool and hip name might make you go easier on us. We also experience our first test of friendship when CraigMakk and Chewie are forced to discuss the public's response to LeBron over the last'll need to keep listening to see if we ever make it to the next Episode!

Jest discusses how watching unwanted dry hump videos in slow motion makes them less awkward and more sexy, Chewie tells a sad story from his youth regarding blatant misuse of 3D glasses, and CraigMakk tries desperately to convince the other guys that he understands the meaning of Pi (SPOILER ALERT: He doesn't).

Throughout it all, the guys are able to review and recommend a bunch of movies, discuss some interesting topics, and imbibe a lot of beer. For a "hidden gem" that was never supposed to see the light of day, Episode Beta is still pretty goddamn great. So sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

Beer of the Show: Not FourLoko, THANK GOD, but not much better...Pabst Blue Ribbon. We apologize in advance for inflicting that upon you.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Episode Beta: Bonus Features

In this episode, we talk about these two Rampage Jackson clips, one where he dry humps a reporter and one where he motorboats ANOTHER reporter. Apparently he is deeply committed to his trade. In the spirit of Rampage's skills, we're throwing in this Rampage Highlight you know why neither woman fought back.

Don't forget, if you haven't seen this yet (and if you haven't, we'll notify your next of kin that you are clearly dead), here's the link to LeBron's post-game comments that started all the insanity. 'Nuff said about that.

We honestly have no idea what he could possibly
 be giving the thumbs up to in this picture... 

Friends don't let friends in glass houses throw rocks.





Oh, and check this video out to see why Jest loves talking about fingering elephants so much, and why we we just can't stop saying this scientist's name. Yes, the story may be old, but did YOU honestly know anything about it?? Right...we didn't think so. Enjoy Episode Beta!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Episode Zero: Notes from the ManCave

  • Beer of the Show: Four Loko (bootlegged by Serious Jest) (4:01)
  • Current Events (6:59)
  • The fellas talk about their favorite movies and genres (53:19)
  • Watch that $#*%! (88:18): Spartacus (TV) (96:27), Bridesmaids (99:45), Pi (104:12)
  • Spoiler Alerts: The Matrix Trilogy (65:36-66:27), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (74:52-75:05, 75:35-75:50), Indiana Jones (Last Crusade & Crystal Skull) (78:01-79:00)
Special Notes:
  • The movie rating system discussed by CraigMakk (84:55) was soon afterwards replaced with the current ManCave Rating System, which is similar, but obviously much cooler, more useful, and more innovative.
  • The Web, Twitter, and social media addresses listed by CraigMakk at the end of the podcast were redacted, since they were thereafter changed to the current ones.
  • The statement about shipping free Four Loko to listeners was a joke!  Our lawyer has advised us that we shouldn't distribute a beverage that has been outlawed in multiple states, including our own, to our listeners.  Stay tuned for some real contests in the future, though!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Episode Zero Podcast - It Has Begun

You can now check out “Live from the ManCave!!!” via Stitcher Radio and iTunes (Don’t forget to rate us 5 stars)!

Welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!", the one that started it all. In our inaugural episode, we test the very limits of our commitment to this whole podcast adventure and come out even stronger in our desire to be the best damn show you've ever heard. Serious Jest plays his "Christian card' by immediately throwing his support behind a crazy man, Chewie sounds like he is phoning it in from the middle of the Atlantic due to some technical difficulties, and CraigMakk does his best to remember that he's not supposed to be pimping another podcast about video games (<cough> BarcodePodcast <cough>). All the while, the guys talk about their favorite movies and genres, suggest a couple flicks you may not have seen, and get pretty drunk about halfway through. All in all, a pretty damn successful show if you ask us. Sit back, grab a drink, and welcome to "Live from the ManCave!!!"

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DISCLAIMER: No, we aren't actually able to honor the FourLoko contest, due to the illegal nature of the product in some states. Yes, we may still do these contests in the future. Keep listening to find out!

Episode Zero: Bonus Features

On the left is this Episode's Poster Boy...The Prophet...The Man with the Plan...Predictor of the Rapture...wait a minute...why are we still here?

To the right is the picture of Bane we discussed.  That's one bad mutha...

Or click here to watch Conan's 5/24/11 interview of Topher Grace.